Idioterne (1998)

Idioterne (1998)

directed by Lars von Trier, 1956-; produced by Vibeke Windelov, 1950-, Zentropa Entertainments, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Arte France, October Films and ZDF Television; performed by Bodil Jørgensen, 1961-, Jens Albinus, 1965- and Anne Louise Hassing, 1967- (Hvidovre, Capital Region (Denmark): Zentropa Entertainments, 1998, originally published 1997, first release 1998), 108 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
A group of young people have come together on a project: to find their inner idiot. They and their mates appear as "idiots" when they go out, and they enjoy life together in Stoffer's uncle's large villa in Søllerød. They challenge each other and the community every day with their idiot-play. At the end of the film comes the ultimate challenge: they must dare to be idiots when they are with their loved ones. But this challenge is so great that it will also become the collective final - but only after we find out that one of the girls is carrying a secret that might have driven her inner idiot.
Field of Interest
Accolades / Awards
Nominated 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Palme d'Or
Copyright Message
Copyright © 1997 by Lars von Trier. Reproduced by permission of Zentropa Studios. All rights reserved.
Lars von Trier, 1956-
Content Type
Sub Genre
Comedy Drama
Original Publication Date
Original Release Date
Page Count
Bodil Jørgensen, 1961-, Jens Albinus, 1965-, Anne Louise Hassing, 1967-
Vibeke Windelov, 1950-
Producer - Institution
Zentropa Entertainments, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Arte France, October Films, ZDF Television
Publication Year
Zentropa Entertainments
Place Published / Released
Hvidovre, Capital Region (Denmark)
Release Date
Film, Music & Performing Arts, Literature & Language, 1990s, Intellectual disabilities, Communities, Cultural norms, 1990s, Karen, Stoffer, Susanne
Keywords and Translated Subjects

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